Project Cycle Management Course
The Project Cycle Management Course course will teach you how to effectively manage a project from start to finish. It is based on the Project Cycle Management (PCM) workshop that Medical Teams International staff developed and held at our headquarters in early 2006. That first class had 30 participants including visiting field staff. Over the next two years, the PCM Workshop was offered four more times in the field. A total of 100 Medical Teams International staff and partners have completed the PCM course. The purpose of the online version is to give more staff around the world the opportunity to learn basic skills and knowledge about project cycle management, as well as to provide previous participants a refresher resource.
The course is based on the Project Cycle Management Participant Manual [PDF]. Most of the course content is found in the manual and it can be a valuable resource without access to the course for anyone interested in learning more about project cycle management. A Spanish Version of this manual is also available.
Project Cycle Management Course Introduction
Module 1: Needs Assessment
Module 2: Analysis and Strategy Selection
Module 3: Logical Framework
Module 4: Monitoring and Evaluation
Project Management Monitoring and Evaluation
The Monitoring and Evaluation Manual [PDF] is designed to help project managers, monitoring and evaluation coordinators and project implementers gain familiarity with basic monitoring and evaluation concepts.
The manual includes broad overview information, as well as, details regarding how to make monitoring and evaluation plans and how to carry out specific monitoring and evaluation methods, such as quantitative surveys and qualitative research. Considerable emphasis is given to preferred tools, surveys and approaches used by Medical Teams International, which are standard for U.S.-based NGOs.
The STATcompiler is a free online tool that provides quick facts and country comparisons, allowing users to build customized tables from hundreds of Department of Health Services surveys and indicators. This tool is provided by MEASURE DHS Demographic and Health Surveys and USAID.
Capacity Assessment Tools
The CORE Initiative developed the Core Initiative Capacity Analysis Tool [PDF] to enable community and faith-based organizations (CBOs/FBOs) to analyze levels of capacity in different organizational and technical areas. The Initiative's capacity-building efforts focused on issues of organizational effectiveness, such as planning and management, as well as technical HIV/AIDS issues, including behavior change communication, monitoring and evaluation, micro-credit/finance, gender issues, partnering and advocacy.
This tool is designed to facilitate group discussions between members of community organizations and external facilitators providing capacity-building support. Alternatively, the tool may be self-administered by the implementing community organization. The profile section has questions that can be asked to establish a basic description of the organization.